Data Scientist in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (100%) (m/f)

The Excellence Cluster ImmunoSensation is a research alliance of several Institutes of the University Bonn, the Medical Faculty, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, the Max-Planck-associated Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (caesar), the Life & Medical Sciences (LIMES) Institute and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) of the Helmholtz- Society. Internationally known outstanding researchers investigate the sensing mechanisms of the innate immune system and resulting molecular mechanisms of immune activation. In a joined systems biology effort, immunologists, neurobiologists, systems biologists and mathematicians aim to connect the status of the immune system, the metabolism and the nervous system to disease states. To do so, a broad spectrum of cutting-edge and state-of-the-art technologies ranging  from  high-resolution  microscopy,  flow cytometry,  genomics, transcriptomics and epigenetics are available to investigate specific aspects of inflammation associated diseases.

The ImmunoSensation Cluster is inviting applications for the position of a

Data Scientist in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (100%) (m/f)

The initial contract is limited to December 31st, 2018.

We are looking for a dedicated computational scientist with a strong interest in mammalian systems biology at the intersection of immunology. The candidate will support researchers of the Excellence Cluster with the analysis of next-generation sequencing data (transcriptome and epigenetic data), data mining and hypothesis generation, which can be transferred and verified in the wet lab.

Basic knowledge in immunology and profound knowledge of classical bioinformatics tools, like R/Bioconductor, Python, Partek or Galaxy and the work with different systems  (PC,  Linux,  OS)  is  mandatory.  The  candidate  should  be  familiar  with classical bioinformatics workflows for the initial preparation of a data set including, alignment, normalization and batch correction. We are seeking a scientist who is interested in data mining and has experience in statistics and strategies to approach large data sets for the examination of biological questions and visualization of respective results. An existing background in machine learning, classification, regression, linear and non-linear models would be beneficial.

The candidate should have strong communicative skills (fluent English and German, both in writing and in speaking) necessary for working in an international research landscape.

Salary will be according to the German salary scale TV-L E13. A jobticket is available. The University of Bonn is an equal opportunities employer.
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Application should be submitted by e-mail and should include a detailed CV, at the latest of 30.01.2018 to Dr. Catherine Drescher ( Please refer to the application number 471_2017.
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The Institute of Molecular Medicine and Experimental Immunology (IMMEI) was founded in 2002.It is situated on the medical Campus of the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn. The scientific mission of IMMEI is to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms controlling the immune response in a local fashion to develop either into immunity or immune tolerance. Comprehensive knowledge of the...

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